The Ultimate Edition of Titanfall 2 is available now, and according to Respawn studio head Vince Zampella it will be the full stop on Titanfall 2 at the company. From this point onwards, Titanfall 2 will not receive any new content, DLC, or patches, and Respawn will move on to other projects and look to the future.
What we don't know is if one of those projects will be Titanfall 3.
Last year the two titans (heh) of the FPS genre, Call of Duty and Battlefield, battled it out for sales with just a two week period between them. Only an insane person would release a game between them, let alone another big multiplayer-focused FPS, and yet that's exactly what EA did with Titanfall 2. Consequently the game underperformed (no duh), selling less than the first Titanfall despite being multiplatform.
Vince Zampella talked with GameSpot and had this to say about Titanfall 2's sales:
"The game was successful, it sold well, but it didn't quite sell as well as it should have. Maybe because it was super crowded, the pricing was aggressive--it was a rough window to launch our game."
In the same interview, Zampella says that they are "committed to the franchise" but both him and EA have been dodging the question of whether they are making Titanfall 3 for months.
"'We're doing more Titanfall,' which is the quote I'm supposed to say. We have our franchise creative director, who's in charge of safeguarding the franchise in multiple formats and making sure it continues to grow. There's some other things we're doing that haven't been announced just yet, but we're heavily invested in the Titanfall universe."
This could mean mobile games such as Titanfall: Assault or smaller titles, but that's a lot of non-confirmation of another big AAA PC/console sequel. Back in January Zampella and EA representative Devin Bennett were interviewed by Glixel, and when asked about a sequel Bennett said that EA "are committed to the Titanfall franchise", which is something EA has said several times. Zampella famously replied, "So, whatever the fuck that means."
With the Ultimate Edition and Titanfall: Assault it's clear that new Titanfall games can be released, but with both developer and publisher skirting the issue of a sequel after poor sales (that were entirely EA's fault) and Respawn moving over to the Star Wars franchise, it's hard to be sure if Titanfall 3 will actually happen. Guess we'll see.